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Innova Star Thunderbird 2021 Jeremy Koling Tour Series Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 9

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 5

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni 0

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 2

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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Product Description

The Innova Star Thunderbird 2021 Jeremy Koling Tour Series Disc Golf Distance Driver is an overstable disc that's beautiful and reliable. You can throw this amazing driver either forehand or backhand, and know that it will stable up. The design is late 80's early 90's with the changing font every letter and kooky designs. It matches Big Jerm's personality, perfectly.

The flight path of the Thunderbird is straight with a strong hyzer finish. It's got a speed of 9 and most people can throw this disc. It's got a dome top and a glide rating of 5. What makes this disc special is its ability to hold straight without flipping over. The Thunderbird wants to fly straight for 75% of the flight and then glide and fade out.

Star plastic is premium from Innova. It's chosen by professional players and amateurs alike for its consistent feel and durability. It can last for years, and when you're touring the US and the world playing every week you want a plastic you can rely on. Discs in Star plastic do get little nicks and chips in them over time but that adds to the distance you can throw as the disc becomes slightly less overstable.

The Tour Series discs from Innova come at a little greater price than stock stamps. But a substantial portion of the sale of each disc makes it way back to Jeremy Koling's bank account. That money helps him tour, compete, and commentate almost every weekend.

If you're looking for an amazing disc that's going to sell out very quickly, one that is overstable and can be thrown for years, you've found it here in the 2021 Jeremy Koling Thunderbird.

    Plastic Benefits

    Star Plastic

    • Highly visible blend of grippy, resilient polymers.
    • Provides maximum grip, durability, and longevity.
    • Innova's most premium plastic blend.
    • Performs well in all weather conditions.

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